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Works: 15,616 works in 35,631 publications in 18 languages and 589,056 library holdings
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Classifications: B358, 184
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Most widely held works by Plato
The republic by Platón ( Book )
450 editions published between 1852 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 15,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New translation of Plato's Republic
The dialogues of Plato by Benjamin Jowett ( Book )
372 editions published between 1770 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 8,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects eight important dialogues by the great Greek philosopher
The Republic by Platón ( Book )
395 editions published between 1763 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 7,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character
Symposium by Platón ( Book )
135 editions published between 1825 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 6,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A master piece of dramatic dialogue, Plato has few rivals, and in The Symposium he is at his most incisive and entertaining
Gorgias by Platón ( Book )
171 editions published between 1541 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 5,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though Gorgias was a Sicilian teacher of oratory, the dialogue is more concerned with ethics than with the art of public speaking. The ability, professed particularly by the Sophists, to make the worse cause appear the better, struck Plato as the source of all corruption. The dialogue's chief interest lies, not in Gorgias' courteous outline of his art, but in the clash between Socrates, the true philosopher, and Callicles, a young Athenian of the stamp of Alcibiades, who brashly maintains that might is right
Plato's Parmenides by Platón ( )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 4,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of all Plato's dialogues, the 'Parmenides' is notoriously the most difficult to interpret. Scholars of all periods have disagreed about its aims and subject matter. This work presents a translation of the dialogue together with an introduction and commentary which provides an explanation of the 'Parmenides'
Theaetetus by Platón ( )
78 editions published between 1770 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 3,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
The last days of Socrates by Plato ( Book )
98 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 2,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Socrates spent a lifetime analysing ethical issues, and the Euthyphro finds him outside the court-house, still debating the nature of piety with an arrogant acquaintance. The Apology is both a robust rebuttal to the charges of impiety and corrupting young minds and a definitive defence of the philosopher's life. Later, condemned and imprisoned in the Crito, Socrates counters the arguments of friends urging him to escape. And finally, in the Phaedo, Plato shows him calmly confident in the face of death, skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul. Such works, as Harold Tarrant explains in his fine introduction to this revised edition, are no longer regarded by scholars as direct transcriptions of real events; their power to move us - and to challenge our moral assumptions - remains undiminished
Phaedrus by Platón ( Book )
74 editions published between 1792 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher." "The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader."--Jacket
Meno by Platón ( Book )
59 editions published between 1535 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato ( Book )
47 editions published between 1907 and 2007 in English and held by 2,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three dialogues that epitomize the Socratic question-and-answer style turned philosophy, with the inevitable conclusion of his death in the Apology
Protagoras by Platón ( )
53 editions published between 1828 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Protagoras is one of Plato's most entertaining dialogues. It represents Socrates at a gathering of the most celebrated and highest-earning intellectuals of the day, among them the sophist Protagoras. In flamboyant displays of both rhetoric and dialectic, Socrates and Protagoras try to out-argue one another. Their arguments range widely, from political theory to literary criticism, from education to the nature of cowardice; but in view throughout this literary and philosophical masterpiece are the questions of what part knowledge plays in a successful life, and how we may acquire the knowledge that makes for success
Timaeus by Platón ( )
42 editions published between 1617 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the title character. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings
Protagoras by Platón ( Book )
34 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the fifth century B.C. professional educators, or sophists, travelled the Greek world claiming to teach success in public and private life. In this dialogue Plato shows the pretensions of the leading sophist, Protagoras, challenged by the critical arguments of Socrates. The dialogue combines subtlety of argument with intricacy of dramatic construction and brilliant characterization. This translation achieves both precision and colloquial naturalness, while the Notes and Introduction set the arguments in their historical and philosophical context. - Publisher
Phaedo by Platón ( Book )
51 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trial & death of Socrates : Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and death scene from Phaedo by Platón ( Book )
104 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third edition of The Trial and Death of Socrates presents G.M.A. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with a Select Bibliography
Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic by Platón ( Book )
10 editions published between 1941 and 1970 in English and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Symposium of Plato by Platón ( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plato's theory of knowledge; the Theaetetus and the Sophist of Plato by Francis Macdonald Cornford ( Book )
48 editions published between 1935 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Sophist by Platón ( )
14 editions published between 1856 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a fluent and accurate new translation of the dialogue that, all of Plato's works, has seemed to speak most directly to the interests of contemporary analytical philosophers. White's extensive introduction explores the dialogue's center themes, its connection with related discussions in other dialogues, and its implication for the interpretation of Plato's metaphysics
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